END SARS RESPONSE UNIT PRESS RELEASE
END SARS RESPONSE UNIT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2020 (Lagos, Nigeria)
“WE REMAIN HERE TO HELP PEACEFUL #ENDSARS PROTESTERS NATIONWIDE 24/7” SAYS YOUTH ORGANIZED VOLUNTEER RESPONSE TEAM
Following the violent shootings of peaceful protesters across Nigeria on October 21, the End Sars Response Unit, an organized team of volunteers supporting non-violent protesters nationwide alerts patriotic protesters nationwide that it remains committed to connecting them with the funds, security, legal, medical and mental health support 24/7.
As young Nigerians continue non-violent protests online and offline, a team of volunteers works adamantly to support citizens. In order for demonstrations to maintain their decentralized nature, the End Sars Response Unit (itself a decentralized unit) focuses on connecting citizens with crowdsourced help and funds across Nigeria to help them exercise their civil rights. With a 24/7 hotline and social media response team, the volunteers are not backing down –
“Even if we face this terror afraid, we cannot turn our back for those who lost their lives upholding peace, unity and progress.”
The 24-hour response team began operations on the October 13, has responded to over 5,000 direct messages on Twitter, 350 messages on Instagram and fulfilled over 1,200 peaceful protest support requests from 26 states including the Federal Capital Territory – all in 1 week (168 straight hours).
ABOUT END SARS RESPONSE UNIT
The End SARS Response Unit is the official team of volunteers dedicated to connecting Nigerians with resources and information for End SARS protests nationwide.